Jim- here's my second bike and description if you are interested.
Keep up the good work!
for your thought is my second bike- my wet weather rider that also
doubles as a basement wind trainer. It started life as a Nishiki
Prestige with frame design by Kawamura. Frame size is 53cm.
gear on it is original from the late '80's era- GrandCompe brakes,
Sugino Crank, Araya rims, Suzue hubs,Suntour, Nitto. The saddle
is a nicely padded Giant part, and the 36T chainring is a new Stronglight
part- BTW it shifts from 36-52 with ease. Rear wheel mounted computer
sensor ring for wind training mileage.
fenders are by Planet bike and they were a biatch to align to prevent
wheel rub- please note the WW1 aeroplane type rigging wire in the
second photo that spans the gap between the lower right bar drop
and the fender- to pull the slightly warped fender off the tire.
Can I safely say this is the only bike on the site with rigging?
I think so.
bike has a light, lively ride that makes me smile. It is a bit soft
in the front end when out of the saddle climbing but overall it
is a champ. The paint job is the result of having stripped half
the original black paint off the frame last spring- then, when needing
a winter bike, having to paint over the bare metal with Krylon gray
so I could ride it without it rusting out beneath me. Big plans,